Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way
Vancouver Moving Theatre, in association with Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, with the support of PTC and EartHand Gleaners
Written by Renae Morriseau (head writer), Savannah Walling and Rosemary Georgeson
Dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty
Vancouver Moving Theatre is pleased to announce the premiere, and National Tour, of Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way, a new play and cultural encounter that gives voice to those who have lived within Canada’s long shadow of colonialism.
Led and performed by indigenous artists, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way brings to life the story of Old One and his journey to reconcile with himself, his family and his community.
Old One’s dream-like healing journey unfolds as he opens himself to his memories: of the impact of residential school on his family, the effect of inter-generational trauma on his daughter Nicole, the decline of the fishing industry and the resulting loss of a working life on the water.
With humour, games, songs and gifts of hope from Trickster and his Ancestors, and with unscripted cultural sharing by youth and cultural knowledge-keepers, Old One witnesses resilience and hope for the future.
Featuring Sam Bob, Jonathan Fisher, Tracey Nepinak, Sophie Merasty, Vern Bevis, Tania Carter, Tai Amy Grauman, Stephen Lytton, Latash Maurice Nahanee, Dalgum’ha-Delhia Nahanee.
May 17, 18, 24 & 25 @ 7:30 pm
May 19 & 26 @ 2:00 pm
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 East Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Tickets for Vancouver and Penticton will be sold at the door only, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Tickets for Toronto and Winnipeg can be purchased in online.
For information on show dates, prices and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
NOTE: Doors will open a half hour before the show (7pm for a 7:30pm show, 1:30pm for a 2pm show) for pre-show cultural activity.